Bronson Caves

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Bronson Caves is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Los Angeles, CA that features a cave. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.6 miles 92 feet Out & Back

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Bronson Canyon, or Bronson Caves, is a section of Griffith Park in Los Angeles that has become famous as a filming location, especially known for the "bat cave" scenes in the Batman TV series of the 1960s. It's an easy, off-leash, kid friendly hike with much more strenuous extensions available. In 1903, the Union Rock Company founded a quarry, originally named Brush Canyon, for excavation of crushed rock used in the construction of city streets. The quarry ceased operation in the late 1920s, leaving the caves behind. The caves became known as the Bronson Caves after a nearby street, giving the area its more popular name of Bronson Canyon (the same street indirectly provided the stage name for actor Charles Bronson, who chose the name of the Bronson Gate at Hollywood's Paramount Studios, which in turn derived its name from Bronson Street). The hike itself is really more of a walk up to the caves/tunnels; however, three blazed trails abound from the cavern site. None are marked, but they are easily recognizable from the cavern site: 1. Connect into the Brush Canyon trail (heading North) following a parallel path with Canyon Drive (NOTE: Steep and dangerous grade) 2. Connect to Hollywood and/or Western Canyon roads via a 1 1/4 mile route called the Griffitite Serpentine (NOTE: Steep and dangerous grade) 3. Continue south on trail from canyon to an area known for it's quartzite beach pebbles (a favorite for kids)

1 month ago

fun and very easy

1 month ago

Easy trail to hike and awesome to see the Bat Caves. You can climb up a few other sides near there for great views of the Hollywood sign. Go on a weekday as parking can be limited during the week.

1 month ago

Simple quick and easy

1 month ago

Simple and easy trail, great place to take pictures

2 months ago

Very simple and easy. Nice picnic tables before the trail. Great view of the Hollywood sign.

3 months ago

Fun and scenic views of the Hollywood sign. Super short but a great little warm up mini hike.

3 months ago

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4 months ago

The caves are pretty cool. The hike up the mountain is pretty fast. A great view of the Hollywood sign.

6 months ago

In and out, nice view of the Hollywood sign, I think they filmed the old batman movies around these caves.

6 months ago

Amazing hike, and one of the best views of the Hollywood sign! Must go on this hike if you're a true Batman fan, or want an awesome picture of the Hollywood sign.

7 months ago

Loved it!!
@ChrisWillEmpower Approved

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7 months ago

Classic walk to get an amazing view of the Hollywood sign. Extra points for being the original Batcave too.

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7 months ago

7 months ago

Great hike. Not as busy as Runyon and lots of shade for dogs to rest. The wishing tree was pretty cool too

8 months ago

Super quick Hike. Good for pictures. Go towards the right for Batman Cave. the trail straight through is towards the Hollywood sign. There is also a fruit lady on the streets on the way down. great snack for a day hike afterward

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8 months ago

Fun hike to add to your hike to or from the hike to the Hollywood sign.

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8 months ago

Super short and easy hike to get to Bronson Caves. Easy parking. Best view of the Hollywood sign. Great for visitors.